|Paradigm||Multi-paradigm: scripting, imperative (procedural, prototype-based, object-oriented), functional|
|Designed by||Roberto Ierusalimschy|
Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
|Stable release||5.4.4 / 26 January 2022|
|Typing discipline||dynamic, strong, duck|
|Implementation language||ANSI C|
|Lua, LuaJIT, LLVM-Lua, Lua Alchemy Luvit|
|Metalua, Idle, GSL Shell Luau|
|C++, CLU, Modula, Scheme, SNOBOL|
|Io, GameMonkey, Squirrel, Falcon, MiniD|
An example Hello World program in Lua:
-- !/usr/bin/lua print("Hello World!")
An example of setting a value, then printing it:
--!/usr/bin/lua a = "Hello World!" print(a)
- Ierusalimschy, R.; Figueiredo, L. H.; Celes, W. (2007). "The evolution of Lua" (PDF). Proc. of ACM HOPL III. pp. 2–1–2–26. doi:10.1145/1238844.1238846. ISBN 978-1-59593-766-7. S2CID 475143.
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